Mobbing in Academe

July 22-24, 2024
Workplace Mobbing Conference
Niagara University, USA
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SOME PERCEPTIVE COMMENTATORS
ON CURRENT AFFAIRS, 2024

Steve Sailer
Barbara Kay
Theodore Dalrymple
John Derbyshire
Heather MacDonald
Victor Davis Hanson
Frank Furedi
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Jonathan Kay
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WRITINGS AND TEACHINGS

KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for June 2024:

Classic:
It should teach us, among its other morals, that the influential classes, and those who take upon themselves to be leaders of the people, are fully liable to all the passionate error that has ever characterized the maddest mob.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of Seven Gables (1850), commenting on the burning of a witch.

 

Direct:
Your ethics tribunal, if it is staffed by true believers in its aims, is a tinderbox of hysteria. It can ignite even sodden minds and set them raging in righteous indignation.
Eliminating Professors, 1998.

Garden moment for June 2024:

We planted this mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) ten years ago. It has scarcely grown at all, but it requires no care and blooms faithfully.


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